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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Jul 26, 2015

Matthew 26:26-29
"Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said..."

To be Christian is to eat. Part of what Christ has left as a symbol of both his death, and his coming back, was the wine and the bread. At Common Ground we do this weekly because we...


Jul 19, 2015

Matthew 3:1-17
John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” 

To be baptized is to recover the humanity that God first intended. As we look at the very...


Jul 12, 2015

Philippians 4:1-23
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 

How content are you in this life? How much is enough? Can we say with Paul, "I know how to be brought low." Man we sure do struggle with...


Jul 5, 2015

Philippians 3:1-21

But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him.